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How to Publish in LIS: An Introduction to Scholarly and Professional Writing by Librarians

  • March 06, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Auditorium

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A panel of five librarians from academic and public librarianship will share advice and best practices for publishing articles and books in the field of library science. 

A Path to Getting Published
Jennifer A. DeVito, Director of Access & User Services, Stony Brook University Libraries

The prospect of researching and writing for publication can be intimidating. For many of us, it’s a requirement to further our career and for some it’s a way to share knowledge and give back to the profession. While there isn’t one “right way” to getting academic work published, there are some ways that writers can identify topics on which to write, organize projects, locate sources for publication, and, importantly, finish and submit articles for publication.

Making Your Writing Discoverable
Clara Y. Tran, Head, Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University Libraries

The advance of technology makes it much easier to promote and organize your newly-published articles online. Sharing your new publication link on social media is one great way to improve the visibility of your work. Evidently, the rapid growth and development of researcher networking systems and social networking platforms plays an important role in improving the connection of researchers academically and socially. This presentation will discuss some useful tools used in researcher networking systems such as ORCID and Google Scholar profiles, and social networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, that can maximize your article’s visibility.  

Flipping the Book: How Public Librarians get Published
Chris DeCristafaro, Technology Librarian and Coordinator, Sachem Public Library
James Hutter, Head of Computer Services, Port Washington Public Library
Nick Tanzi,  Assistant Director, South Huntington Public Library

Discover the how and the why of publishing as a public librarian. Learn why public librarians should work towards publishing materials for professional development.

About the Panel:
Chris DeCristofaro is the Technology Librarian and Coordinator of Sachem Public Library's Studio makerspaces.  Previous to Chris' work at Sachem, he was a part time librarian at the Longwood Public Library.  Chris has been a speaker at various conferences discussing podcasting and various library technology.  Chris is also co-host of the podcast "The Library Pros" interviewing library professionals from across the globe about libraries and their tech.

Jennifer A. DeVito is the Director of Access & User Services, which includes circulation, reserves and interlibrary loan, at the Stony Brook University Libraries. Her professional and research interests include library leadership and management, resource sharing and access to information, instructional design, academic integrity and information literacy.

James Hutter is a Technology Librarian, currently serving as Head of Computer Services at the Port Washington Public Library and as Vice President / President-Elect of the Nassau County Library Association. Throughout the years, James has presented seminars, workshops, and webinars covering topics such digital privacy, video gaming in libraries, 3D printing design, and general technology trends.

Nick Tanzi is the Assistant Director of the South Huntington Public Library. He is the author of the books Making the Most of Digital Collections Through Training and Outreach (2016) and Best Technologies for Public Libraries (2020), and writes “The Wired Library” column for Public Libraries Magazine. 

Clara Y. Tran is the Head of Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University Libraries.  She is the liaison to the Departments of Chemistry, Engineering, Geosciences, and the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Honors Program.  Her research interests include bibilometrics, information literacy, data management, and open access.

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (.15 CEUs) will be emailed after the workshop

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